It appears|feels|looks|seems

It appears|feels|looks|seems

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Point 71 in the category of PRONOUNS is defined as:

(SUBJECT) EMPTY ‘IT’ dummy ‘it’ with ‘appears’, ‘feels’, ‘looks’ and ‘seems’.

A search on the iWeb corpus:

it seems|appears|feels|looks * * * *

1 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE 6330
2 IT LOOKS LIKE THIS : 2541
3 IT SEEMS LIKE A LOT OF 1930
4 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IT 1637
5 IT SEEMS LIKE IT WOULD BE 1572
6 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THIS 1514
7 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT YOU 1389
8 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IF 1355
9 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THERE 1354
10 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT A 1029
11 IT SEEMS TO ME TO BE 977
12 IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE 916
13 IT LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF 842
14 IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING . 824
15 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WE 807
16 IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS A 713
17 IT SEEMS TO ME , IS 693
18 IT LOOKS LIKE IT ‘S GOING 688
19 IT SEEMS THAT A LOT OF 685
20 IT APPEARS TO ME THAT THE 680
21 IT SEEMS THAT THERE IS A 665
22 IT SEEMS LIKE THERE IS A 657
23 IT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE 653
24 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THEY 631
25 IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE THE 613
26 IT SEEMS TOO GOOD TO BE 613
27 IT SEEMS LIKE A GOOD IDEA 590
28 IT SEEMS TO ME , THAT 545
29 IT LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD BE 544
30 IT LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT BE 541
31 IT LOOKS SOMETHING LIKE THIS : 526
32 IT SEEMS THAT MOST OF THE 501
33 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT , 500
34 IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE A 494
35 IT SEEMS TO BE ONE OF 481
36 IT SEEMS LIKE IT SHOULD BE 478
37 IT SEEMS CLEAR TO ME THAT 471
38 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IN 461
39 IT SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY 449
40 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT I 444
41 IT SEEMS TO BE A VERY 433
42 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT HE 421
43 IT SEEMS TO BE A GOOD 420
44 IT FEELS LIKE TO BE A 417
45 IT LOOKS LIKE ITS GOING TO 413
46 IT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN A 410
47 IT SEEMS , HOWEVER , THAT 401
48 IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME I 400
49 IT SEEMS LIKE THERE ‘S A 393
50 IT LOOKS LIKE THERE WILL BE 392
51 IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING FINE 388
52 IT LOOKS LIKE THERE ‘S A 384
53 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT MOST 381


IT SEEMS REASONABLE TO ASSUME THAT

  The Guardian
It seems reasonable to assume that Wood authorised this book partly because she would never actually have written it herself.

55 IT SEEMS LIKE MOST OF THE 378
56 IT SEEMS THAT THERE IS NO 378
57 IT SEEMS A LOT OF PEOPLE 377
58 IT SEEMS TO BE A BIT 377
59 IT LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE 367
60 IT SEEMS TO BE A COMMON 365
61 IT SEEMS TO BE THE CASE 360
62 IT LOOKS A BIT LIKE A 356
63 IT SEEMS LIKE A GOOD TIME 350
64 IT SEEMS LIKE IT COULD BE 343
65 IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING WORSE 343
66 IT APPEARS THAT THERE IS A 333
67 IT LOOKS LIKE I ‘LL BE 330
68 IT SEEMS . Q! Q! Q! 330
69 IT SEEMS TO BE THE MOST 324
70 IT SEEMS TO WORK FINE . 322
71 IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING FOR 321
72 IT LOOKS LIKE I WILL BE 318
73 IT SEEMS TO WORK WELL . 311
74 IT SEEMS TO BE THE SAME 304
75 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT ONE 302
76 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT ALL 299
77 IT LOOKS LIKE THIS . 298
78 IT LOOKS LIKE I ‘M GOING 295
79 IT SEEMS OBVIOUS TO ME THAT 294
80 IT LOOKS LIKE IT ‘S A 293
81 IT LOOKS TOO GOOD TO BE 290
82 IT SEEMS LIKE IT MIGHT BE 289
83 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT YOUR 285
84 IT LOOKS LIKE I NEED TO 284
85 IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THESE 283
86 IT APPEARS , HOWEVER , THAT 281
87 IT SEEMS TO WORK . 281
88 IT LOOKS TO ME AS IF 279
89 IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE 278
90 IT SEEMS LIKE THERE ARE A 278
91 IT LOOKS LIKE IT HAS A 275
92 IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING WELL 275
93 IT LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE A 273
94 IT LOOKS A LOT LIKE A 268
95 IT LOOKS LIKE WE ‘RE GOING 267
96 IT SEEMS TO ME LIKE THE 267
97 IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE YOU 265
98 IT SEEMS THAT SOME OF THE 262
99 IT LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THE 261
100 IT SEEMS TO BE RELATED TO 261

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